8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

8 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maharashtra visit planner
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Mumbai
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganpatipule
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahabaleshwar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matheran
— 1 night
Drive
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Mumbai
— 1 night

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Mumbai — 1 night

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bowen Memorial Methodist Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haji Ali Mosque, then admire the natural beauty at Hanging Gardens (Ferozeshah Mehta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Mumbai are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ganpatipule.
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Ganpatipule — 1 night

Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
On the 19th (Tue), head outdoors with Ocean Adventures, see the interesting displays at Ratnagiri Marine Musuem, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, walk around Magic Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganpatipule Temple, and finally stroll through Ganapatipule Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Arey Ware Beach, examine the collection at Prachin Konkan Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Malgund Beach, don't miss a visit to Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad, then visit a coastal fixture at Jaigad Light House, and finally contemplate the long history of Jaigad Fort.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ganpatipule driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Mumbai to Ganpatipule in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ganpatipule: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.
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Mahabaleshwar — 3 nights

Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Arthur's Seat, steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, make a trip to Shri Panchganga Mandir, then delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, then get great views at Lodwick Point, and finally admire the sheer force of Dhobi Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ganpatipule to Mahabaleshwar in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Matheran.
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Matheran — 1 night

High in the Western Ghats, Matheran offers visitors relief from the oppressive temperatures at lower elevations.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): head outdoors with Echo Point, take some stellar pictures from Panorama Point, take some stellar pictures from One Tree Hill Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lord Point, then take some stellar pictures from Alexander Point, and finally explore the activities along Charlotte Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Matheran tour planner.

Drive from Mahabaleshwar to Matheran in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Matheran sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Mumbai.
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Mumbai — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Elephanta Caves, squeeze the most out of the city with Mumbai Filmcity Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, and finally cruise along Marine Drive.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mumbai sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Matheran to Mumbai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Maharashtra travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Architectural Buildings
Packed with some of India's top attractions, Maharashtra stretches from the country's western coast to its central section, encompassing equally varied landscapes and climates. Home to the most industrialized region in India, this sprawling state also boasts thriving agricultural and tourism sectors. Begin your tour of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India's commercial capital and hub of the successful Bollywood film and TV industries. Beyond this immense, cosmopolitan city, you can explore Buddhist caves, ancient temple complexes, modern beach resorts, national parks, and pleasant hill stations that the European colonists used as summer retreats.
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